02 September 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Love Comes Home: A Collection of Second Chance Short Stories by Kristi Rose

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Love Comes Home: A Collection of Second Chance Short Stories
by Kristi Rose.
Audience/Genre: Adult,Contemporary, Romance.
Publication: August 18th 2015 by Vintage Housewife Books.
A collection of 5 sweet, heartwarming contemporary romances about forgiveness, second chances, and loving through difficult times. The perfect length books to satisfy your need to read when time is limited. Great for carpool, waiting in line, running kids to practice or lounging on the beach.

Book 1: Second Chances
Fourteen years ago Lorelei Parker fell in love with her best friend, Cole Williams, but instead of forever she ended up with a broken heart. Now, if they can put their past behind them, Lorelei and Cole may find a second chance.

Book 2: Once Again
Evie Barker works hard, takes care of her ailing mother, and finds pleasure in her simple life. The memory of a complicated childhood is all that remains of the old days—And good riddance.

Grady Duke blew out of town before the ink on his high school diploma was dry. A six year stint in the Marine Corps gave him a good dose of the real world. Returning home, sixteen years later, Ph.D in hand, the last person he expects to find next door is Evie.

Neither can escape the memory of one reckless summer together nor the wild attraction they still feel. But taking risks is not in Evie’s disposition. Even if Grady is the one man who can offer her the happiness she’s been missing. But he could also break her in an unimaginable way. Regardless, Grady must atone for the past and prove he’s worth a second chance.

Book 3: Reason to Stay
Shea Barker ran away on a greyhound ten years ago. Now a rising Nashville song-writer, determined to make it on her own, she’s set her eyes on everything but her past.

When her momma’s funeral forces her back to her hometown, she has no intention of staying longer than necessary. Until she meets Leo Marshall, the soft spoken journalist who sees her for who she wants to be, and suddenly a future she never expected opens up. Maybe her lyrics aren’t the only place where love is found.

Book 4: He’s the One
Having given up on the dream of a husband but refusing to give up the dream of a baby, Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket. When a fire puts her dreams on hold, she turns to her oldest friend Jared to help her through, like he always has.

Jared doesn’t mind running to help his brother’s ex-wife, Melinda, whenever she needs him. But while helping her repair her sunroom and learning of her hopes for a family, Jared has an idea of how he can fix even more than her home.

Book 5: Kiss me Again
Andee’s ten year marriage has lost its spark. Whether it’s attending couples counseling or a BDSM dungeon, Andee will do whatever it takes to reignite the flame. But when all her measures fail and leave her frustrated, Andee wonders if anything will rekindle the fire she so desperately desires.

Reviewed by Kelly for Book 4 He's the One

Such a sweet and cute read. I was falling for Jared from page 1! Melinda is kind and patient.

She just wanted a family. Melinda saved money so she could have a baby by IVF. But as luck would have it there was a small fire in her sunroom and there went her money. Jared has always wanted Melinda but his stupid brother got there first in high school and that didn’t work out so Jared just stands by and stays her friend. He also happens to be able to repair her home. So they spend more time together. Then something or someone gets in the way and Jared needs to move it. I wanted to scream at him. But the story was perfect as it was and people aren’t perfect.

Perfect for a short read in between books and a make you feel all gooey inside. I just wish it were longer. I liked their characters. There is no cussing and no sex.

Guest Post on He's the One...

This is one of my favorite stories. Melinda is the 'baddie' in my full length novel, The Girl He Knows. So redeeming her and giving her a story was so much fun I sometimes wish I had made it a full length novel.

But who are Melinda and Jared?

What is Melinda like: She's sexy, confident, and not afraid of what she wants. Most of the time.
Her theme song is : I will survive by Gloria Gaynor. (Seriously, what did you expect?)
Her bucket list:
1. Have a baby
2.Travel the world
3. Eat 3 weird food items (no brains, genitals, or eyeballs)
4. See the Northern Lights
5. See Orca Whales and Great whites in their natural habitat (while she's safely in a a boat)
Favorite Movie: Jaws (all of them)

Sourced from Jamtheatricals

Jared: (Sourced from the Daily Mail UK Bauer-Griffin/ EROTEME ). Jared does the right thing. Usually at great personal compromise. With dreams of designing homes, he settled on building them instead. This allowed him to stay in town and help with his younger brother who has special needs and his aging parents. For him, Melinda was always off limits because she had married his other brother and thought she was pretty much done with the men of his family.
His theme song: I shall be Releases by Bob Dylan (or Maroon 5- either works).
His bucket list:
1. Design the house where his family will live
2. Have a family
3. Travel around the world
4. Ride a motorcycle across the country
5. Cruise from one country to another on a sailboat
Favorite Movie: Cool Hand Luke

Grand Prize: One signed ebook or paperback, inspirational sign (see image), and $25 gift card of choice (US or FPO/APO address only).
1st Prize: One digitally signed LOVE COMES HOME ebook, $15 gift card of choice (international).
2nd Prize: One digitally signed LOVE COMES HOME ebook, and $10 gift card of choice (international)

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Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world but now, a wife and mother, she's resigned to traveling to the grocery store. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story. That’s what Kristi likes to write. Stories about everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.

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  1. This book sounds like the sweetest love story. According to their lists they're made for each other. Thank-you. :)

    1. Thanks:-) They are made for each other. It stinks that it took them so long to figure it out!

  2. The stories sound good, people going through difficult times and hanging in there, definitely something I would like to read.

    1. If you do read it I hope you enjoy it:-) Melinda is my "baddie" in my full length novel- The Girl He Knows- so it gave me great pleasure to share her story and show everyone that she wasn't who they thought she was. :-)

  3. Thanks for having me on your blog and for being a part of my tour. I am SO glad that you enjoyed the book. Melinda is saucy and fun to write. Thanks again!

    1. You are welcome. I loved it! Now I need to finish the other stories!!

  4. These books sound good, it's encouraging to read about people going through difficult times and not giving up.

    1. I agree. I like billionaire stories but I like stories about everyday people and life more. Makes me feel normal:-)

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